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InnerAct with Anthony DePoto

Exercise your imagination on the following Saturdays at 1 pm in the library meeting room:  September 21, October 12, November 16 and December 14.  Actor and educator, Anthony DePoto will lead children in a variety of theater games that foster creativity, communication,  and storytelling. For ages 7-10. Register online.  

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Saturday Lego Club

Saturday Lego Club

Have fun building and designing with the library's extensive Lego collection at 2 pm on the following Saturdays:  September 14, October 12, November 9 and December 14 in the children's story hour room. For ages 4-9.  Register online.

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Register for Story Time: August 28-September 9

Newtown residents between the ages of  3-5 are eligible to register for a weekly story time designed to promote early literacy and social skills. Stop by the children's circulation desk to register beginning August 28.  No phone registrations please. Classes meet for 6 weeks:  September 16-October 21.  Mondays at 10 am, Tuesday at 10 am or Wednesday at 1 pm.

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Sew a Grocery Tote with Jeannine

Monday, August 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 in the CHBMakers Corner. Learn to sew your own attractive grocery (or anything) tote, especially timely since the ban on plastic bags! Register please, space is limited.

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Music Dynamics with Brad Peterson for ages 2-6

Meets Fridays August 16-September 13, at 11:30 am in the the library meeting room. Music educator, Brad Peterson will lead children in a variety of  musical activities including finger plays, nursery rhymes, poems, songs, circle games, dances and stories. Each session is a fun, fast paced lesson designed to help children with pitch matching and steady beat skills, as well as helping them with their early language arts development. Register online.

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Caring for Someone With Dementia

Tuesday, September 17 at 6:30 in the Gathering Room, second floor. Laura Wayman, the Dementia Whisperer, will give a program for caregivers about five things to keep in mind when caring for someone with dementia, and strategies for managing common behavior challenges. Laura has presented trainings, workshops, master classes and seminars to over 500 audiences around the world. Please register.

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Art on an Antarctic Glacier: Telling Stories of Climate Change

  Sunday, September 15 at 2:00 in the Meeting Room. What is it like to live and work on a science research boat? What is the Antarctic like? Is climate change really affecting Antarctic glaciers, and what impact will they have on the rest of the world?  Karen Romano Young spent two months in 2018 at Palmer Station, Antarctica, and returned from her voyage to the Amundsen Sea in Western Antarctica this past March. She will explain the ...

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Toolbox for Self Pain-Relief

Thursday, September 12 at 2:00 in the Meeting Room. Join us for an informative hour to learn simple self-care techniques toalleviate pain. Skills from Myofascial Release, CranioSacral Therapy, Positional Release and Trigger Point Therapy will be demonstrated. These techniques are designed to be done on your own in a home setting. Come dressed to move, with a list of aches and ready to feel better! Back pain, shoulder/neck/arm pain and headaches will be covered in ...

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Call for Submissions: Art & Text

* We invite you to submit artwork for a Fairfield County thirteen-library art show. Our own show will run from October 15 through November 15, 2019. Deadline for submissions is September 25, 2019. Artists are invited to submit artwork of their own, in any medium, for consideration. The art must have some reference to text (i.e. an image with a word or letters in it). Please send a digital image (JPEG) of the piece, labeled with your name ...

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Express Yourself: Acting and Creative Self-Expression with Sheri Bresson

Saturday, September 14 from 2-4:00 in the Gathering Room. This dynamic workshop goes far beyond the "normal" acting class, offering simple, empowering tools which can be applied to any type of performing, as well as public speaking. Students will experience first-hand what it means to be truly “present," relaxed, engaged and fully self-expressed in an environment that is inspiring and supportive. Students will also leave with a clearer sense of their own creativity and creative ...

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Fun with Small Mail

Sunday, September 8 from 1:00 to 2:00. WHEN’S THE LAST TIME YOU OPENED YOUR MAILBOX AND FOUND SOMETHING UNEXPECTED AND COOL? Try your hand at creating postcards with ideas, that you can mail to a friend. We’ll supply the paper and a few art supplies. You bring any kind of art materials you like to work with. Arlene Spoonfeather is the  mentor for this program. She and a friend began making images on postcard-sized paper and mailing ...

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Lunch and Learn Language Classes: French and German

Learned a little French or German in high school and would like to revisit it? Or thinking about a trip and want to polish up on your rudimentary language skills? Then why not join Anette Roth at one of our new workshops.  Through simple texts, poems, songs, videos and more, learn more about the language and culture, improve your basic language skills, and meet new friends. The workshops are aimed at those with a rudimentary ...

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Listening Sessions for Community Feedback

The library is conducting listening sessions to gather community feedback about the next few years. You talk, we'll respond! These sessions will ask what Newtowners need. The library uses less than 1% of municipal revenues to serve every resident. What more can we do for you? More open hours? Content on your TV screen? Meeting spaces? Great coffee? We want to know. Registration is appreciated but not required. Come as you are! All sessions are at ...

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Read to Tucker

Read to Tucker

Independent readers can practice reading aloud to Tucker, a certified therapy dog on select Thursday afternoons between 4:30 and 5:30 pm this summer.  Visit the library's calendar to register.

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Saturday Science with EverWonder Children’s Museum

Saturday Science with EverWonder Children's Museum

An educator from the EverWonder Children's Museum will lead workshops at 2 pm in the library meeting room on the following Saturdays this fall: September 7, October 5 and November 2.  Explore a new science topic each week.  Visit the library website for more details and to register. For children in grades K-2.

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Thursday Board Game Group

The next meeting of the Third Thursday Game Group will be on August 22nd at 6:00 in the CHBMakers Corner. Yes, it is actually the fourth Thursday, but just this once!

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The Moon, the Stars , and the Planets: Music Inspired by Outer Space

Thursday, August 22 at 6:30 in the Meeting Room Jeffrey Engel will present a program of music inspired by space. Gustav Holst wrote the best-known such work, but there were others who were equally fascinated by celestial bodies. Mr. Engel will discuss those composers and will also play excerpts from their extraterrestrial oeuvres. Wine and cheese. Please register.  

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Music Dynamics with Brad Peterson for ages 2-6

Meets Fridays August 16-September 13, at 11:30 am in the the library meeting room. Music educator, Brad Peterson will lead children in a variety of  musical activities including finger plays, nursery rhymes, poems, songs, circle games, dances and stories. Each session is a fun, fast paced lesson designed to help children with pitch matching and steady beat skills, as well as helping them with their early language arts development. Register online.  

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Tuesday Tech Clinic

Looking for a little nudge to get going with Google? Got a question about how to use Libby, Hoopla, or Mango? Trying to send your friend a photo from your smartphone? Drop in on Tuesdays 2-3 pm for a helping hand with digital technology. IT Librarian Olivia Scully will work with you for up to 15 minutes, and you'll be on your way to greater tech comfort in no time! First come, first served. Feel free to ...

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All of Us Newtown

As part of the ‘Healthy Community’ movement in Newtown, and as an agent of community cooperation and collaboration, the C.H. Booth Library’s All of Us Newtown project is a program of outreach involving public education about the All of Us Research Program and health information literacy using resources available from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Click to learn more!

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Computer Tutor

Mondays 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Get one-on-one computer help on Mondays. Schedule an appointment in person at the Reference Desk, by phone at 203-426-8552, or by email at reference@chboothlibrary.org


Visit the Little Book Store
Books, gifts and more from the Friends of the C. H. Booth Library.
On the second floor of the library, across from the new books.


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Local and regional support organizations and services.